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Slots What are the most popular slot machines right now?

Discussion in 'Slots' started by Crazycrue, Apr 2, 2013.

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  1. Crazycrue

    Crazycrue Low-Roller

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    Went to Vegas in Sept and Wicked Winnings III was one of the hot new slots. We are heading back April 22 and I was wondering what's new and alot of fun that I should be looking for. I play all denominations. I will be staying at the Mirage and plan on giving Ceasars and Aria some business maybe even New York and Bellagio. Any suggestions would be fantastic.
     
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    eloisegirl Low-Roller

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    You can play popular new slots, but they seem to suck up your money faster than the older ones. I played Elvis, Michael Jackson, Sex and the City, and my friend enjoyed the new Betty Boop.
     
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    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Favorite is of course, in the eye of the beholder.

    I play lots of them, some are considered " popular", and others not so much.

    Keep in mind that MGM accountants have messed with speciality slots and give less points when you play them.
     
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    grosx2 VIP Whale

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    What do you mean by "specialty" slots? Like the video ones as opposed to reel machines?
     
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    weluvvegas Vegas Slot Junkie

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    I think he means the ones that are "special" to the casino. An example would be the Majestic Lions machines at MGM. They are exclusive to MGM Grand. I could be wrong but I think that's what he meant.
     
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    Smo Mr. Las Vegas

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    Wicked Winnings III is the most volatile machine ever invented (closely followed by any new WMS machine made in the past 2 years).

    The new fun games are: The Mummy by Aristocrat (NOT the mummy returns, but the Branden Frazier Movie slot machine one), KISS, and Pawn Stars (which is hitting the floors now).
     
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    Anyone know the reason as to why they would give less points for playing these "specialty" slots? Do they have better odds?
     
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    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    I am guessing that the casino has to pay a small "royalty" to the owners of the trademark, license, etc.

    Sadly, the accountants at MGM think they should then provide less comp credit when people play them to cover that cost. If they had decent management and understood customer service/marketing/revenue enhancement... they would not do this, and instead adjust the "hold" to cover that extra cost.

    Instead, they just piss off the customers that would feed these things (this poster included).
     
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    The machines labelled "specialty" are usually leased and the casino has to give a percentage of those machines' revenues to the slot manufacturer. As a result they give fewer points on these machines to the player, to reflect the reduction in the casino's take.

    The misinformed will say that this is an MGM "thing" but its been going on at a lot of Las Vegas casinos for years and is something MGM only started doing somewhat recently - its just that MGM is being is being more transparent about it than the others so these people think they have latched on to a nugget of knowledge and like to bandy it about.

    Realistically, if missing out on a few tier credits really means that much to somebody's overall tier/status/level then its likely they probably weren't going to be getting much in the way of comps in the first place anyhow. The system is just not so fine tuned that a dollar here or a dollar there is going to tip the scales and likewise it is with a few dozen or a couple of hundred points.
     
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    Thanks for the insight....I'm not a slot player, just curious. So is it safe to assume that any slot with a trademarked theme (wizard of oz, wheel of fortune, etc) is a specialty slot?
     
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    Not all of them, the special themed games, will be specialty slots, but if you were looking for a general rule of thumb that one wouldn't be too bad.

    But again, its really not so much to worry about.
     
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    I find those HUGE community slot machines just don't seem to pay out much.

    If you find the same game as a single or double machine (non-community) they tend to pay better and more with the bonuses. This is not official just opinion based on my play.

    One casino can have a large bank of machines yet that same machine won't be in a number of other casinos.

    I think what is popular is going to be based on opinion. Sort of asking which slot machines are fun. Heck some people will reply "none" and only table games are fun. :eek:
     
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    Thanks for responding I was just wondering what games are getting all the play these days. Guess I will find out in a couple weeks when I get there. I have a tendency to play china shores, buffalo etc. I like games that give alot of spins for the most part. I am considering giving the high limit room at the mirage a go with my free play from them.

    Either way I am excited to check out the action.

    Thanks
     
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    I am currently drunk and at Seneca Casino and Buffalo has been kicking my ass. However, there was one great 160.00 hit on a .40 cent bet. Then I decided to go with max bet and slowly lost it all. I don't judge, we've all been there. Don't ask me how many times I've done the "walk of hope" to the ATM.

    It's just money. Keep workin' and there will be more.

    That being said, I'd better freakin' win tonight. :) Love to all the slot people!
     
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    Have one on me........including hand pays.
     
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